Our niche feminist website made history last weekend. We raised $20,000 in just 39 hours for pretty unexciting infrastructure reasons, without even a sneak peek of our perks, at the most expensive time of year - in our first ever crowdfunding campaign. AniFem’s first ever campaign. Not mine. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How Anime Feminist raised $20k in 39 hours – and how you could do the same
Over one intense weekend, we met our $19,900 crowdfunding goal just 38 hrs after launching the campaign. We met our first stretch goal just two hours later. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] We did it! On crowdfunding success and stretch goals
The countdown is over - our crowdfunding campaign just went live on Indiegogo! You can finally read our campaign, see our list of perks, watch our video, and contribute at https://www.animefeminist.com/crowdfunding/ … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crowdfunding campaign live update post
Numbers, in business terms, are all about storytelling. “We made $800 by our third month on Patreon” isn’t as meaningful or powerful as “By our third month, we could afford to pay contributing writers $50 per feature for two features a week.” I’ve written three posts setting the scene. Now, it’s finally time to give you hard numbers, and walk you through the story they’ll … [Read more...] about [Editorial] How much money are we aiming to crowdfund?
I’ve talked about why we’re crowdfunding and what will happen if we don’t reach our goal. Now it’s time to get into some detail: who will your money actually go to? And how will we make sure we pay them properly? … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Who will get the money we crowdfund?
On 1st December, we’ll be asking for a large amount of money through our crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. “Five-figure sum” large. Given our following, and our track record in raising funds and support, this is actually an achievable amount. This campaign is a risk, but one that should pay off. If it doesn’t though, there will be some fallout for AniFem - not all of … [Read more...] about [Editorial] What happens if we don’t meet our crowdfunding goal?
AniFem CEO Amelia here, with an exciting announcement... … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The future of Anime Feminist
On Saturday, I wrote a post to raise funds for Anime Feminist. In summary: to cover spring premiere reviews, we needed $880. For premiere reviews to be sustainable, we needed our Patreon to reach $1675 and stay above that point from now on. We knew our community would step up... but response to this post has blown us away. … [Read more...] about [Update] Funding for premiere reviews
I'll cut to the chase: in just one week, we're facing up to $880 worth of premiere reviews with only $500 in the bank. We need your help, or we’re going to have to reconsider whether we even do premiere reviews in the future. In this post, I'll give you details on what we need money for, what we currently spend it on, and what we will spend it on once we're no longer … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The future of Anime Feminist starts this week… with $880
The AniFem August Con Reports conclude with Crunchyroll Expo! Amelia, Lauren, and Frog-kun flew in to meet Peter in San Francisco, CA, to check out the very first CRXperience! Frog-kun, Lauren, and Amelia weigh in below. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Crunchyroll Expo Convention Report
Our Con Reports continue, this time with AnimeFest! Caitlin and Amelia traveled to Dallas, TX, to hang with anitwitter pals, wince at chaotic autograph lines, and come face-to-face with Sayo Yamamoto. They have the scoop below. … [Read more...] about [Editorial] AnimeFest Convention Report
Team AniFem is out and about at anime conventions this month, with multiple members attending Otakon in Washington, D.C.; AnimeFest in Dallas, TX; and the very first Crunchyroll Expo in Santa Clara, CA. Each week we'll be bringing you our personal accounts and impressions as informal “Con Reports,” with staff members sharing their thoughts and experiences. We're kicking … [Read more...] about [Editorial] Otakon Convention Report
This week Anime Expo, the biggest anime convention in the English speaking world, put a call out for volunteer interpreters. Anime Expo is far from a new event, and had over 100,000 attendees last year. How did they fail to account for the cost of professional interpreters when budgeting? If they can’t afford to pay interpreters, what hope do any of the smaller cons … [Read more...] about [Editorial] The Big Problem Behind Unpaid Interpreters: Why anime fans should value their skills
"What's feminism got to do with Nazis?" Since we posted our first news article, which detailed how major site MyAnimeList edited a Jewish contributor's explicitly anti-Nazi feature weeks after publication to make it more sympathetic to Nazis, a handful of people have asked this question. This is not a real question asked in good faith. This is a rhetorical question, posed in … [Read more...] about [Editorial] What’s feminism got to do with Nazis?